Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the appointment of set-piece specialist Gianni Vio.
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That’s in keeping with a declare made by Marco Conterio, with the TuttoMercatoWeb chief editor revealing in a latest put up on Twitter that Antonio Conte is now set so as to add the 69-year-old coach to his backroom workers on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In his tweet, the Italian journalist stated: “Shock at Tottenham. Near becoming a member of the workers of Antonio Conte is Gianni Vio. Set-piece wizard, he was one of many secrets and techniques of Italy’s victory on the European Championships (Leonardo Bonucci’s aim within the last in opposition to England stems from his scheme).”
Conte shall be buzzing
Contemplating simply how well-regarded Vio is within the skilled sport, to not point out the success the coach has loved throughout his profession in numerous totally different posts, the truth that Spurs look near appointing the Italian is certain to have left the 52-year-old Spurs supervisor buzzing.
Certainly, the set-piece specialist claims to have mastered 4,830 totally different dead-ball routines, having beforehand labored with sides corresponding to Italy at EURO 2020, Catania, AC Milan, Leeds United, SPAL and Brentford.
One supervisor particularly enamoured with the coach is Walter Zenga, who, after studying Vio’s e book entitled That Further 30 Per Cent – named as such as a result of “that’s how a lot set items can enhance a group’s aim tally” according to the Italian – appointed the 69-year-old as a part of his backroom workers at then-Serie A aspect Catania forward of the 2008/09 marketing campaign.
That season, I Rossazzurri comfortably secured their standing within the Italian prime flight, with 17 of their 44 objectives (39%) coming from lifeless balls – main Zenga to claim:
“A 20-goal-per-season participant can get injured, he can get suspended. However there are set items in each sport. At all times. And [Vio] is aware of the right way to exploit them finest. He’s very expert at it. He manages to get gamers scoring who in any other case wouldn’t rating.”
As such, ought to Vio have an identical affect following his impending appointment in north London this summer time, not solely would the Italian seem an extremely astute transfer by Conte, however he might additionally show to be one in all Tottenham’s most worthwhile signings of the summer time window.
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